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    September 2, 2012
    6:00 - 6:30pm EDT  

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shocking video tonight. it shows a police officer hitting a suspect with his gun. tonight, an officer is suspended from the force and facing charges. but first, a live look from our city cam. rainy day today and more on the way for labor day. yes, good evening. not the labor day weather most of us had in mind. storm team 4 meteorologist in the weather center with the holiday forecast. kim? >> good evening. you got that right. some good news is things are quieting down on the radar right now. we did have some super soakers earlier in south and st. mary's
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county. right now, we have lig showers around the northern part of the beltway. off to the west, pulling out of west virginia, couple of storms, nothing really heavy. not a lot of lightening, but it's down here, going to show you, lexington park and look this tweet that i got. this is from southern maryland weather news. you can see great mills road flooded and up to four feet of water in some basements there in this outdoor patio picture. right now, our temperatures are still steady in the 80s despite the clouds and showers. and for the evening, a few shower, maybe a stray, but basically, nothing too heavy this evening. more rain coming straight at us and the remnants of isaac and if we ever dry out again, when i see you in just a bit. >> i hope we will. >> at some point, yes.
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>> thanks and the threat of that wet weather prompted a change in plans for the annual labor day concert. tonight, it will move inside to the eisenhower theatre at the kennedy center. officials decided to make the call early. concert still starts at 8:00 p.m. and it's still free and open to the public. the concert has been a tradition in d.c. since 1979. some new pictures showing you how much damage isaac caused in louisiana. these pictures show the flooding and as you can see, most of those towns are still under water. statewide, there are still more than 200,000 people without electricity. president obama will visit the region tomorrow. new details tonight on the police officer facing assault charges. we now have the surveillance video that led to those charges. the footage was taken from a
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store in brentwood, maryland. it shows an officer striking a man with his gun. you can see a flash. that's the gun going off. because of this video, corporal donald taylor was charged with second degree assault last month. police say taylor lied about the incident. he said a man attempting to rob a gas station tried to take his gun. the suspect spent four months in jail until prosecutors dropped the charges. we spoke to his attorney. >> when the video contradicts what the officer wrote, what it show ss that my client, they put his face on television, said he committed the crimes and he didn't. >> dorm and his attorney have filed a $10 million lawsuit against the police department and corporal taylor. the political spotlight shifts down to charlotte, north carolina, the site of the democratic national convention. president obama says he will offer a better path forward.
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the events begin on tuesday, but delegates and politicians already arriving tonight. steve handlesman has more. >> reporter: delegates from florida hope this -- their efforts. >> florida's a tough state. it's going to be right down to the wire. what is always nice about the convention, it ramps everything up. >> reporter: charlotte has become a kind of obama fest. >> oh, we're very excited. students in general are. >> reporter: college democrats in town, grateful the president kept rates low on student loans. >> he's helped me, i'll help him. we build things together. >> reporter: president obama is crisscrossing on the way. >> i bet on american workers and i bet on american manufacturing, and today, the u.s. auto industry has come roaring back.
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i don't know exactly what the other side has proposed. >> reporter: biden was this pennsylvania locking mitt romney and paul ryan last week. >> these guys say the president's out of touch? out of touch? swiss bank account, untold millions in the cayman islands? >> reporter: mitt romney stayed out of the fray in new hampshire. in charlotte, a few hundred activists protested the city's big banks and demanded tougher environmental laws as the president headed toward his convention. tomorrow, mr. obama campaigns in ohio, a critical battleground state, then goes to louisiana battered by hurricane isaac. through charlotte, north carolina, i'm steve handlesman. >> our coverage starts tonight. jim vance and tom scherrwood
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report from the convention tonight at 11:00. other news now, sunmyung moon has died. the church is probably best known for its mass weddings. officials for the church say moon passed away on monday. he was 92. amateur video from syria shows a large explosion today in homs. activists say government forces set homes on fire. this comes after a new report that shows 5,000 people were killed in syria last month. that makes august the deadliest month since the uprising began. activists estimate more than 20,000 people have been killed in the conflict. a large group rallied in front of the white house today against the the violence in syria. members gathered to urge president obama to do more. they say the president's
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economic and political sanctions against syria just haven't done enough to stop the violence. >> they can defend themselves against air strikes, fighter jets, helicopters and tanks that's shelling the city. >> activists say the air strikes have been especially devastating and stress intervention is in the national security interest of the united states. want to take a live look at reagan national where flights are coming and going now, but that wasn't the case today. flights were stopped at all three airports because of a fire at a regional air traffic control facile tu. the ground stop lasted about 25 minutes. about 20 flights were affected. still ahead this evening, dramatic new video of a deadly crash during an air show in the midwest. and as many celebrate the
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the last weekend of summer, a small group of veterans are
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take a look at this new video of a deadly plane crash in iowa. plane flying in formation at the quad city air show failed to
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pull out of a turn, crashed right into that field. no spectators were injured. the name of the pilot hasn't been released and officials are investigating what caused the crash. health department officials in ohio say a woman there has died from complications of swine flu. officials say the 61-year-old woman passed away earlier this week. tests confirm she contracted a new strain of swine flu. officials say she had underlying health issues, but they believe swine flu contributed to her death. experts in south florida are working around the clock to try to save five beached pilot whales. they're among a group of 22 whales that came ashore this weekend in st. lucy county. the others didn't survive. the officials are now feeding the whales fish smoothies and trying to keep them hydrated. still ahead, u.s. veterans marking a key turning point and marking a key turning point and kim's back with a dreary l
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anncr: it'll start out as concrete and steel... but it'll become so much more. a new world-class resort casino in prince george's county. two thousand construction jobs to build it. four thousand permanent, good-paying jobs when it's done. hundreds of millions for maryland schools...
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real oversight to make sure the money goes... where it's supposed to. but none of it will happen unless we vote for... question seven this november. vote for question seven. and help build a better future for maryland. a date that gets overlooked or overshadowed by the labor day weekend, but for those who served during world war ii, vj
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day is a special day that holds a special place in their hearts. derrick ward was at the memorial today as veterans marched 67 years since the victory over japan. >> reporter: with every passing year, the number gets smaller, but in diminishing of the sense of pride. on the same weekend, many of us think about cook outs and the last days of summer. >> i never thought i'd live through the war when we landed. >> reporter: first, sergeant james was at the battle, wounded in action. for him, vj day is a time to look back. >> we landed in the higgins boat. we didn't have the ramp. we had to go over to the side. >> reporter: and peter pace -- endured under fire. >> it is a trfear that somehow,e
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in our generation, might let you down. it helps us overcome the physical fear of bodily harm. >> reporter: pace also talked about the less recognized service of loved ones. >> who sits at home and prays. that their loved one will return. >> reporter: something the family can identify with to this day. >> my mom was here with four little girls and it was tough on her and worrying about daddy and we're just so praud of them all. >> reporter: and for those who served, that prize is tempered with remembering comrades who embarked on the last march. >> i sure wish some of my buddies could be with me. >> so nice that his family was there with him though and he does look great. and they went through so much. nice to be recognized for that.
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all right. nothing against you, of course, but this weather, really is kind of dreary. >> kind of lousy. the only thing that makes it nice is we need six inches or less. last night, we had like an inch and a half. we've had some light showers today. nothing super heavy unless you're watching from southern maryland. now, this picture is from last night courtesy of whag. this is berkeley springs, west virginia, jim, and the whole downtown got flooded. they got like 3 to 6 inches in less than three hours. today, they had more rain, but no more flash flooding. the activity is across southern maryland. you folks down here towards lexington park once again in the path of this, but i have the lightening turned out and there is no lightening with this storm, but it is moving toward leonard town. you guys had heavy downpours as
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i mentioned earlier. we showed lexington park with some flooding down there. and this is the northern neck of virginia. just getting a nice sprinkle. nothing too heavy. up here closer to home, just on the southeast side of the beltway towards clinton and keterring, that's where we had some showers. as we get up above everything, all of this is tropical moisture from what was left over from isaac. it's going to be sitting here and spinning for the next couple of days. you're probably thinking how much more rain are we going to get. this map is going to show you between now and 11:00 tuesday. the different shades are up here in the keys. i made it easier. i added everything up. between now and 11:00 tuesday, this computer model suggests we could get anywhere from as little as a half an inch to as much 3.5 inches of rain across the area. the purple an reds especially is more heavier rainfall. the blue and the green especially would be closer to
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that half inch. so shotgomething to keep in thek of your head. around 79 into the eastern p panhandle of west virginia. i'll suspect we'll be closer to 80 by about the next hour or so. and here's the timeline for you. let's pause it by tomorrow morning. clouds around. maybe a few spotty shower, maybe a little fog. by noon, more rain especially along 270 and throughout the day. 5:00 monday, you get the picture. just rather wet and stormy here, so we'll keep that as the case right into your tuesday and even wednesday is still looking a little damp. let's put it in writing. a few rumbling tonight, but mostly just scattered showers and tomorrow, another repeat performance with a warm day and opportunities if r rain. extending that forecast now, the next seven, yes, i have the next four days rather wet. we dry out by the end of the week.
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only to possibly close out next weekend on another wet note. >> what? >> that could change because it's seven days out. >> i like the opportunities for rain. for tomorrow. >> we have to. put a happy face on it. >> coming up in sports, bryce harper an the nats defense helping out stephen strausburg
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time is winding down. >> yeah, all the numbers have been falling around, but there's one we're waiting for. two. two is the number. if you haven't gotten tickets for next friday's game, you better be quick about it. stephen strausburg will pitch just two more times this season as the schedule looks, that's september 7th and then 12th at the mets. today against the defending champion cardinals, the nat's ace, well, he was all that. and the nats taking a field after the 13 minute rain delay. runners at the corner and that's some heat. gets out of a jam. one of nine on the game. he's got runners at the corner.
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brian anderson skies one to shallow right. harper is under it and apparently, allen craig has not gotten the memo yet. harper has a cannon for an arm. great throw by harper and a great tag by kurt suzuki to keep the cards off the board and wouldn't you know it? bottom of the inning, suzuki at the dish and it's gone. talk about a tag him out, hit him out. he also had an rbi single. sean burnett was supposed to supply some relief. well, that didn't happen. a two-run jack and just like that, we are tied at 2 at nats park. bottom of the inning, big spot on for ian desmond. an rbi single to center. scored perez. the nats come back and win 4-3
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and take a series from the cards. >> he was going strong. i mean, i -- you know, i've been hooking him a little early all year because of the innings count. i think he had another inning in his tank, but i also didn't want to rev it up and maybe cost him the start. he was vintage strasburg today. >> chris tillman and the o's. three games back of the yankees entering today's game. a man on for chris dickenson. new york up 2-0. tillman would leave after three with right elbow stiffness. top five. o's still down 2-0 until mark reynolds steps to the plate and gets some good wood off of phil hughes. solo shot. his 15th homer of the year. o's within one. top of the sixth.
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next at-bat for reynolds and he is seeing the ball well. this jack of the three-run variety. reynolds, two homers on friday. two more today. o's win 8-3. they are now just two back of the yankees in the labor day weekend means grand slam tennis in the big apple. headlines from day seven. the dominance of the defending men's champion and emotional farewell appearance of the champion from 2003. andy roddick taking on unseated italian. first set after blowing a 3-0 lead, roddick in the far court fighting back and breaks him to win the set, 7-5. second set, now, we are tied. we're in a tie break. roddick again in the far court. he comes to the net, but look at that beautiful winner down the line. f families pumped.
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he's pumped. flushing meadows is pumped. the match for the fourth and he sends it into the net. roddick's retirement will have to wait. he advances to the fourth round. as for the defending champ. djokovic, he was really good. needed just one hour and 37 minutes to take care of benneteau. nascar in the atlanta tonight, where people racing fast was also in full effect up in baltimore this afternoon. izod indycar series, the grand prix of baltimore. some action here lap nine. ed carpenter flies off the -- oh! into the wall. carpenter would not finish the race. then the final lap now after carpenter hits his issues straightened out. ryan hunter ray in the lead and he wins the 2012 grand prix of baltimore.
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and after three rounds, louis oosthuizen leads the deutsche bank championship. a three-shot lead ahead of rory mcilroy. >> should be great. roddick kept going all the way to the finals. >> that's what everybody wants. and to see more cut aways of his wife. >> nightly news is up next. we'll be back at 11:00. until then, good night, everybody. president clinton: this election to me is about which...
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candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. this is a clear choice. the republican plan is to cut more taxes on upper-income... people and go back to deregulation. that's what got us in trouble in the first place. president obama has a plan to rebuild america from... the ground up, investing in innovation, education... and job training. it only works if there is a strong middle class. that's what happened when i was president.

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